Why We Need to Know About the Cupcake Bubble

Long gone, but still here in many ways, the cupcake bubble is a timeless story about more than decadent food.

Where LEGO is More Than a Toy

Instead of spending hours or even days constructing a multi-thousand piece set, many thousnads of people prefer investing in LEGOs.

Looking at the Bulls and the Bears

Looking at the ups and downs of bull and bear markets takes us to the past and present Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500.

Understanding Coronavirus as a Black Swan Event

Looking at coronavirus as a Black Swan Event, we can better grasp its predictability, its impact, and its similarly to other exceptional crises.

Throwback Thursday: From Dutch Tulips to New York Cupcakes

TBT: Looking at financial bubbles, we could see that stock markets, cupcakes, tulip bulbs, and real estate have a lot in common.

Why The Eddie Murphy Rule is About More Than Orange Juice

Because of a wonderful orange juice scam in “Trading Places,” the Eddie Murphy Rule wound up in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulation act.

Why It’s Tough to Make Stock Market Predictions

The long term increase of the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials misleadingly entices investors to believe that it’s easy to make stock market predictions.

Banking on Marijuana

Reflected by duffle bags filled with cash, marijuana’s financial services problems demonstrate why we need banks and other financial intermediaries.

A New Product That Pays For College

Like other new goods and services that people invent, the Income Sharing Agreement (ISA) is a financial innovation that pays for college tuition.

How Norway Avoided Dutch Disease

Avoided by Norway, Dutch disease is contracted by nations that let a commodity windfall dominate what they produce and spend.